Transport

Polestar ramps up Volvo XC60 to 421 hp

Polestar ramps up Volvo XC60 to 421 hp

Polestar has optimized the Volvo XC60 plug-in hybrid to deliver 421 hp, making it the most powerful Volvo ever along with the Polestar version of the XC90 plug-in. Despite the extra 21 hp, Polestar says its XC60 plug-in hybrid maintains the same pure electric range as the standard model. To improve performance, Polestar adjusted the […]

SkyTeam announces lounge expansion, focus on technology

SkyTeam announces lounge expansion, focus on technology

SkyTeam currently offers six branded lounges around the world in Beijing, Dubai, Hong Kong, Istanbul, London Heathrow and Sydney, serving hundreds of thousands high-value customers each year. SkyTeam is taking its customers’ airport experience to new heights by opening a new lounge at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) later this year. The alliance’s first branded facility […]

SkyTeam global airline alliance partners with Alibaba

SkyTeam global airline alliance partners with Alibaba

SkyTeam to open an online flagship store on alitrip.com, accessible to millions of passengers using Alitrip. And in this year, SkyTeam offered an exclusive promotion of the Go Round-the-World Pass fares on Fliggy. SkyTeam has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Fliggy, an Alibaba travel platform previously known as Alitrip, marking the start of a […]

SkyTeam marks five years of SkyPriority benefits

SkyTeam marks five years of SkyPriority benefits

Offering top customers smoother experiences at more than 1,000 airports. SkyTeam became the first global airline alliance to offer aligned priority benefits for top customers when it launched SkyPriority five years ago. Designed to make travel more seamless for First, Business and Elite Plus passengers flying on all SkyTeam member airlines, today SkyPriority is offered […]

SkyTeam launches Marine and Offshore travel options

SkyTeam launches Marine and Offshore travel options

SkyTeam, the global airline alliance has launched a branded product to meet the specific travel requirements of the Marine and Offshore (M&O) industry. SkyTeam Marine and Offshore offers tailored travel solutions for seafarers and offshore workers alike. SkyTeam Marine and Offshore is managed by IAS Global (International Airline Services Limited) and will initially include travel […]

The world’s shortest flight to Niagara Falls

The world’s shortest flight to Niagara Falls

From 15 September, Greater Toronto Airways will offer new daily flights from Toronto’s Billy Bishop Airport to the Niagara District Airport in Niagara-on-the-Lake. The airline’s website advertises flight time as a 15-minute journey. However, David Nissan, vice-president of operations at Greater Toronto Airways, claims the journey can be completed in 12 minutes. Currently, those wishing […]

Cruise ships – Enjoy the slow life

Cruise ships – Enjoy the slow life

(#wanderlusttips) Magnificent cruise ships have long represented affluence in travel. Journeys across the ocean on a cruise ship feature the quintessence of the tourism industry and offer cruisers a top-notch experience. Living Slow “4 in 1” Seeing a huge cruise ship, as big as several city blocks, slowly docking at the harbour, it is difficult […]

Turkish Airlines inaugurated the first direct flight from Istabul to Hanoi

Turkish Airlines inaugurated the first direct flight from Istabul to Hanoi

On June 27, 2016, the Europe’s best airline for five consecutive years ranked by Skytrax, Turkish Airlines has launched its first direct flight from its historic city of Istabul to Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City offering more convenient options to travellers and representing the next milestone of the airline’s expansion in the Asia-Pacific market. The weekly […]

Virgin Australia Unveils Its New Business Class Cabin

Virgin Australia Unveils Its New Business Class Cabin

Virgin Australia has unveiled its brand-new Boeing 777 business class cabin on long-haul flights from Australia to Los Angeles and Abu Dhabi. Dubbed ‘The Business,’ the cabin features 37 individual and private suites arranged in a reverse herringbone layout for maximum privacy while maintaining 100 percent direct aisle access. Virgin Australia’s new Business Class Suites […]

World premiere of the Mercedes-Benz Style luxury yacht

World premiere of the Mercedes-Benz Style luxury yacht

Maiden voyage on the Côte d’Azur: with the “Arrow460-Granturismo” Mercedes-Benz is establishing a totally new boat concept. Silver Arrow of the Seas The luxury motor yacht “Arrow460–Granturismo” designed by Mercedes-Benz Style embarks on its maiden voyage off the coast of Nice. The first example of this new yacht model is named “Mercedes”, and true to […]